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Blockade Runner Beach Resort
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel looked a little rundown from the outside but was spotless inside and comfortable. We had a ocean view room that provided a great view of the beach and Atlantic. The beds were comfortable but they had a patio set for sitting at the window at watching the ocean. Access to the beach was great with a boardwalk from the hotel right to the water. Hotel had chairs and umbrellas available for use. Rooms were all tile and there was little carpet which helps things keep clean but can be a little chilly. This was a great place to stay and the only reason I didn't rate it higher is the patio set chairs weren't that comfortable and parking seemed limited. The breakfast buffet was outstanding with a great assortment of fresh, well made items.

Room Tip: For an ocean view room the higher the better but would at a minimum get something on the third floor.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank jbjdaman
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at the Blockade Runner this past weekend while in Wilmington for the Festival of Flowers benefit got Hospice sponsored by Fiori Fine Flowers. ( outstanding oyster roast Saturday night and many excellent workshops and events throughout the week). BR has been around for many years but it has been nicely updated & refurbished. Everything is clean and the beds are so comfy you don't want to get up. This is a quiet beach - not the hustle and bustle of others... But a perfect place to relax & unwind. Nothing special about the pool - an indoor/outdoor - not heated. But the hot tub is large - inside - and very nice. Beach is wonderful - great sand - very clean. Too cold to swim this time of year - but enjoyed long walks on the beach and watching the surfers. One special treat was being greeted by "Gracie" one one the tagged Blockade Runner cats.....she met me by the boardwalk and was very friendly.....it was great! We will go back again - soon!

Room Tip: Sound view is much cheaper that ocean front - actually a nice view and great sunsets....ask for 4th floor or above
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Slsmartin
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I always love staying at Blockade Runner during my frequent sales trips to the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach area. I can relax and get a lot of work done everytime I visit. You never really have to leave the property allowing me more down time before going back to work the next morning. The resturant always has a great dinner menu. Breakfast is a delight every morning which is also included in your stay. I always plan on staying at Blockade Runner every chance I get.

Jim E

Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are great if you want to sit ouside and watch the ocean.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Jim E
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at the Blockade Runner as part of the Women of Hope / East Coast Shag Classic Valentine weekend. The quality of the hotel made the event even more special. We reserved the harbor view rather than ocean due to the cost but were not disappointed, especially at night. The room was large, clean and fresh smelling, and the bedding was comforrtable. Meals were very good also. We would go back to this hotel (and event) again.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view....especially nice sunsets.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at Blockade Runner by the recommendation of the staff of the Wilmington Visitors Center and we are certainly happy that we took their advice. From the outside, the building didn't look so appealing but as soon as we walked through the doors to the lobby we knew this was going to be a great place. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. The rooms were beautifully done with a very modern decor. The hotel had lots to offer with a restaurant on site, a fantastic outdoor area, indoor and outdoor pool, exercise room and a great beach area in front to top it off. The rates for February were fantastic and included a full breakfast. The weather was a little too cool to take advantage of the outdoor spaces but this would be a place I would definitely return to again, in or off season.

Room Tip: We were in a room with a bay view in which we got to view a beautiful sunset but I would imagine that the ocean view rooms would be even better. It's a matter of preference.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jane C
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